Anthropoid inner coffin with mummy cover. It belonged to a great wab priest and incoming priest in the sanctuary of Amun's temple, called Amenemhat. He lived at the beginning of dynasty XXIst. This sarcophagus is one of the finest pieces made for the clergy related to the god's domain. The figures, both human and divine, are carefully drawn. It is a remarkable piece of art. The iconography depicted on the lids and on the box gather together essential aspects of the Egyptian religion, such as the judgment of the soul before Osiris, the creation, etc., all of them related to the deceased's resurrection. The sarcophagus was later on reused, and the name and titles of its original owner were partially erased.
|MUSEO ARQUEOLÓGICO NACIONAL [21/007] MADRID
|THEBES: WEST BANK
|COFFIN/SARCOPHAGUS OF HUMANS